Public Policy and Politics
November 19, 2015 | General News
UGA law school creates Jurist in Residence program honoring late Judge B. Avant Edenfield
The University of Georgia School of Law has created the B. Avant Edenfield Jurist in Residence, which will give law students an opportunity to learn from federal judges in a series of mini-courses.
November 12, 2015 | General News
First Chambliss Fellows program dinner raises $350,000-plus for student scholarships
Students at the University of Georgia will have the opportunity to intern as Chambliss Fellows in Washington, D.C., thanks to scholarship funds raised during the first Chambliss Leadership Forum dinner held Nov. 10 in Atlanta.
November 9, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to host fourth annual conference on Africa, its diaspora
The African Studies Institute at the University of Georgia presents the Fourth Annual International Conference on Africa and Its Diaspora—AICAID 2015—from Wednesday, Nov. 11, to Friday, Nov. 13, at the UGA Center for Continuing Education. The theme for the conference is "Youth, Technology and Knowledge Expansion in Africa and Its Diaspora."
November 2, 2015 | General News
UGA law school alumnus funds nation’s first child sexual abuse victim clinic
The University of Georgia School of Law will be the first in the nation to have an experiential learning opportunity dedicated solely to the assistance of victims of child sexual abuse.
October 29, 2015 | General News
UGA law grad confirmed as vice chancellor on the Delaware Court of Chancery
Tamika Montgomery-Reeves, a 2006 cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, was unanimously confirmed by the Delaware Senate on Oct. 28 as a vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, which is the most important and prestigious court for business law in the United States.
October 27, 2015 | General News
School of Law leads in bar exam passage rate
The University of Georgia School of Law saw a higher percentage of its graduates pass the July 2015 administration of the state bar exam than any other law school in the state. UGA led both public and private law schools with regard to first-time takers and overall exam takers.
October 13, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA law school to rededicate Sohn Library in renovated Dean Rusk International Law Center
The University of Georgia School of Law will celebrate the 38th birthday of its Dean Rusk International Law Center by rededicating the Louis B. Sohn Library on International Relations in its new home in the center's newly renovated unit.
October 2, 2015 | General News
UGA law school to host Georgia Court of Appeals oral arguments
The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Georgia Court of Appeals on Oct. 14 in its Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom as the court hears oral arguments on three cases involving medical negligence, sovereign immunity and aggravated assault.
September 24, 2015 | Research News
UGA professor publishes recommendations for state Alzheimer’s registry
University of Georgia faculty recently published recommendations on the ethical and legal application of a population-based, statewide Alzheimer's registry. They argue that with a more developed data-collection tool, Georgia's public policy creators will be better informed to serve the impacted population and battle the disease.
September 21, 2015 | General News
UGA School of Law launches full-time semester of work/study in Atlanta
The University of Georgia School of Law will expand its footprint with an Atlanta campus that will open for the 2016 spring semester. The first program to be launched at the new facility will be the Atlanta Semester in Practice, which will offer second- and third-year students the opportunity to receive full-time, practical experience through placements in the judicial, government, corporate and nonprofit arenas.
August 28, 2015 | Research News
New study outlines why Southern African-American forest owners less likely to use federal assistance
Many Southern African-American forest landowners are not participating in federal assistance programs because of a mistrust of the government, unclear property titles and inability to pay required upfront costs, a new study from the University of Georgia finds.
August 24, 2015 | General News
Former U.S. Sen. Chambliss kicks off semester of political, legal insights at UGA
Students taking the course Political Leadership and the Law at the University of Georgia School of Law this semester are receiving firsthand insights into public service from former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss. He is co-teaching the class for the fall 2015 semester with his former chief of staff, Camila Knowles, who is now serving as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The first class was held today, Aug. 24.
August 13, 2015 | General News
UGA to launch Chambliss Leadership Forum honoring former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss
Today, the University of Georgia announces the creation of the Senator Saxby Chambliss Leadership Forum. This initiative will increase students' exposure to domestic and international politics and will provide Chambliss a forum through which to share his insights and expertise on topics ranging from national security to foreign policy.
August 4, 2015 | Research News
Study finds state policies influence vaccination, disease outbreak rates
Lax state vaccination laws contribute to lower immunization rates and increased outbreaks of preventable diseases—like whooping cough and measles—according to a new study from the University of Georgia.
July 31, 2015 | General News
Georgia state representative makes $500,000 gift to UGA School of Law
The University of Georgia School of Law has received a $500,000 gift to create the Stacey Godfrey Evans Scholarship for first-generation college graduates attending Georgia Law. The gift is the first of its kind, and it was made by Georgia Law alumna and state Rep. Stacey Godfrey Evans. The first Evans Scholar is expected to be named this fall.